I am thankful for God’s perfect design.
“Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker… Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’… this is what the Lord says–the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker. Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands? It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.”
Isaiah 45: 9, 11, 12
Let’s face it, we all have questioned God and His plan at some point in our lives. If you are like me, we try to give God suggestions (cough cough… orders) more often that we are proud to admit.
But I am so thankful for the image of God’s supremacy provided in that passage of Isaiah–God as the potter and creation as the clay. It is such a wonderful reminder of the fact that we truly are in God’s hands. He molds and shapes us to exist, live, be, etc. according to the purpose and wisdom that He’s had since the beginning as the Creator. Who are we to question Him? Who are we to tell Him what to do?
It sure is a thought that humbles me back to the posture in which He created me, and all of us, to live in: submission, awe, reverence, and thankfulness to our Maker.
Thanks be to God for His perfect design!